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USGS: Sealcoat Runoff Fatal to Fish

RESTON, VA—Runoff from pavement sealcoated with coal tar is toxic to aquatic life and has detrimental effects on DNA, according to two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey.

EPA to Weigh Fate of Paint Strippers

After deaths, warnings and restrictions elsewhere, the United States is taking another step on the road toward limiting the use of two toxic chemicals used in paint removers.

AkzoNobel Cleared in Product Claim

Akzo Nobel Paints LLC was not negligent in its manufacture of a coating applied by an automotive-plant painter who later died of cancer, a federal-court jury has found.

CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.

New Coating Nixes Chromate

A new coating for aluminum alloys eliminates toxic hexavalent chromium while retaining its anti-corrosion properties, developers say.

UK Backtracking on Chemical Ban

European officials want to lift a ban on professional use of a toxic paint-stripper chemical, less than two years after the European Union largely restricted its use outside of industrial ap...

Mine Muck Sustains Painter’s Palette

The toxic sludge polluting streams from abandoned coal mines is going green—and yellow and red and orange.

U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

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International Paint LLC
Interplan Mobile

Effective maintenance planning and corrosion control all starts with an effective asset survey.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.

U.S. Zinc
Logistics. Rely On U.S.

Whether via rail, truck, sea or air, you can trust our logistics services to deliver the product you need on time, every time.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

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